Challenge Cup Round Up: Doncaster and Bradford score 80


Doncaster and Bradford Bulls both put 80 points on their respective opposition as they breeze into the Fourth Round of the Challenge Cup.

The Dons beat community side Myton Warriors 82-6. Four tries for Jason Tali as well two tries from Connor Bower and individual efforts from Liam Harris (who also added nine goals), Kyle Kesik, Sam Doherty, Kieran Cross, Jordan Howden, Aaron Jones-Bishop, Charlie Martin, Jordie Hedges, Ryan Boyle and Connor Scott won the game for Doncaster. Adam Piggott restored some pride for the visitors but that’s all it proved to be.

The Bulls beat fellow League One side West Wales Raiders by the same score line. Elliot Minichella scored five tries to go with two tries for Liam Johnson, Greg McNally and Ashley Gibson and individual efforts from Steve Crossley, Ethan Ryan, Callum Bustin and Dane Chisholm completed the big win for Bradford. Steven Parry was the sole scorer for the Raiders.

Newcastle Thunder also won big in an all League One clash against Hemel Stags. A hat trick for Tee Ritson, Two tries for Mo Agoro, Lewis Young and Aaron Ollett and individual efforts from Connor Fitzsimmons, Ben Calland, Ali Blair and Vicent Rennie completed the big win for the Thunder.

Leeds based club Hunslet also put more than 70 on their opponents as they beat Oulton Raiders 72-16. Two tries from Martin Flynn as well as tries for Will Cooke, Jack Lee, Brad Foster, Cain Southernwood (who also added two goals), Scott Watson,  Nathan Chappell, Joe Sanderson (who also added 10 goals), Tom Ashton, Joel Gibson and Liam Mackay won the game.

Oldham also nilled their opponents as they put 42 points past NCL Division One side Featherstone Lions. Two tries for Danny Langtree as well as individual tries from Zack McComb, Ben West, Phil Joy, Dave Eccleston and Danny Bridge earned the big win for the League One side.

In the days live match, Distington made a very good account of themselves despite going down 42-12 at Coventry Bears. Two tries each for Harry Chapman and Jason Bass as well as individual efforts from Chris Barratt, Lewis Lord and Hayden Freeman won the game for the Bears. Two Gregory Bedford tries had made the game close early in the second half, but ultimately, the NCL side just ran out of steam.

North Wales Crusaders also triumphed in a closely fought encounter against fellow League One side Keighley Cougars. A hat trick for Simon Atherton as well as individual efforts from Steve Roper and Jack Houghton won the game for the Welsh side. Two tries from Brendan Rawlins as well as efforts from Josh Tonks and Ritchie Hawkyard kept the Cougars in it, but ultimately they fell just short.

The draw for the Fourth Round will be on Tuesday night at 7pm.

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